KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 (Bernama) -- To help accountants manage sweeping changes arising from the digital economy and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) today launched its Digital Technology Blueprint at its inaugural AccTech Conference 2018.
Both are part of the regulator's ongoing digital initiatives as it seeks to future-proof the Malaysian accountancy profession and provide more value to the ecosystem.
In her welcoming remarks at the two-day conference, MIA chief executive officer Dr Nurmazilah Mahzan said: "The MIA Digital Technology Blueprint outlines five driving principles that guide Malaysian accountants to respond appropriately to digital technology.
"These are assessing digital technology trends, identifying capabilities, harnessing digital technology, funding and governance."
The blueprint also sets out MIA's roles in supporting members in the five principles, which entail educating and upskilling MIA members and accountants in Malaysia on emerging core areas such as big data analytics, cloud computing, automation and artificial intelligence.
Meanwhile, MIA president Salihin Abang expressed confidence that the blueprint would help MIA members and accountants in Malaysia to adopt the technologies that suit their business, large or small.....